Teaching

Educational Timeline

  • 1944 Education Act

    1944 Education Act
    Also known as the Butler Act, New structure given to the education system. Introduced a tripartite system having 3 different types of secondary school (Grammar Schools, secondary technical schools and secondary modern schools)
  • 1946 Barlow Report

    1946 Barlow Report
    The report recommended more places for science students at university
  • Free Milk For Pupils

    Free Milk For Pupils
    Government introduced free milk for pupils.
  • Clarke Report

    Clarke Report
    School and life. The report looked at the transition from school to life. Many recommendations especially increased funding for schools.
  • Gurney-Dixon Report

    Gurney-Dixon Report
    First major review of the working 1944 Act. It was examined why some pupils left secondary schools as early as possible, whether more should be encouraged to stay on until 18 and how this could be done
  • Carr Committee

    Carr Committee
    report suggesting employers were overwhelmingly opposed to vocational instruction provided by schools
  • The Crowther Report

    The Crowther Report
    Recommended the school leaving age raised from 15 to 16. Also the new idea of comprehensive schooling for all.
  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)

    Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
    New qualification Introduced.
  • Newsom Report

    Newsom Report
    Report suggesting many 13 - 16 year old with average or below average ability are being failed.
  • Circular 10 / 65

    Circular 10 / 65
    A change to convert secondary schools to the comprehensive system.
  • The Plowden Report

    The Plowden Report
    Primary Schools adopted the philosophy of Pedagogy
  • Circular 10 / 70

    The requirement for LEA's to be comprehensives was removed.
  • Leaving Age Raised To 16

    Leaving Age Raised To 16
    Leaving Age Raised To 16
  • Sex Discrimination Act

    Sex Discrimination Act
    The new act made it illegal for anyone to be discriminated on due to their gender.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
  • Race Relations Act

    Race Relations Act
    The new act made it illegal for anyone to be discriminated on due to their race.
  • Callaghan's Speech

    Callaghan's Speech
    Prime Minister Callaghan speech at Ruskin College and the 'GREAT DEBATE' in education Callaghan claimed schools were failing children.
  • Warnock Report

    Warnock Report
    The Warnock report was concerned with Special Education Needs and was followed by the 1981 Education (Special Education) Act
  • Started Landywood Nursery School

    Started Landywood Nursery School
  • Started at Moat Hall First School

    Started at Moat Hall First School
    I really enjoyed my time at Moat Hall first school.
  • Education (Special Education) Act

    Education (Special Education) Act
    The values were underpinned by the Warnock Recommendations. Special Education need replaced the word handicap.
    LEA have the duty to assess SEN.
  • Started Moat Hall Middle School

    Started Moat Hall Middle School
  • National Council for Vocational Qualification

    National Council for Vocational Qualification
    National Vocational Qualification established
  • City Technology Colleges

    City Technology Colleges
    introduced 11 to 18 schools (They were partly funded by industry)
  • 16+ Examinations

    16+ Examinations
    Combined GCE 'O' Level with CSE
  • Task Group on Assessment & Testing (TGAT)

    Task Group on Assessment & Testing  (TGAT)
    Paul Black Identified attainment targets and levels in each subject.
  • Started at Great Wyrley High School

    Started at Great Wyrley High School
    Moved up into the High School.
  • GCSEs Introduced

    GCSEs Introduced
    All subjects started using GCSE's.
  • Education Reform Act

    Education Reform Act
    National Curriculum saying Core Subjects (English, Maths & Science) must be taught from age 5-16
  • OFSTED Created

    OFSTED Created
    Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) created to monitor and report on the quality of schools.
  • Department of Education

    Department of Education
    Department of Education renamed to Department for Education (DFE)
  • Started 6th Form at Great Wyrley High School

    Started 6th Form at Great Wyrley High School
    Decided to stay in familiar surroundings to complete A Levels, really enjoyed the school and wanted to stay for longer.
  • The Dearing Review

    The Dearing Review
    Set up after campaigns against the National Curriculum and its testing regime. Report suggested a smaller curriculum for 14-19 year old students.
  • Teacher Training Agency (TTA)

    Teacher Training Agency (TTA)
    Controlled Funding & the Quality of Teacher Training.
  • Code of Practice for SEN

    Code of Practice for SEN
    What specifies special needs. SENCO (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) in every school.
  • Disability Discrimination Act

    Disability Discrimination Act
    The new act made it illegal for anyone to be discriminated on due to any disability.
  • Education Act

    Education Act
    Assisted Places scrapped. KS1 class sizes reduced to 30.
  • White Paper 'Excellence in Schools'

    White Paper 'Excellence in Schools'
    Suggested a Literacy hour should be utilised in all primary schools.
  • Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant (EMAG)

    Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant (EMAG)
  • Green Paper 'Teachers: Meeting the challenge of Change'

    Green Paper 'Teachers: Meeting the challenge of Change'
    Training Schools introduced to become centres of Personal Development
  • School Standards and Framework Act

    School Standards and Framework Act
    Attempt to raise standards in disadvantaged rural and urban areas.
  • Expansion of Specialist Schools

    Improvements made to Specialist schools
  • SureStart

    SureStart
    Initiative to help deprived 0-3 year olds and their families.
  • Started at University of Wolverhampton

    Started at University of Wolverhampton
  • Race Relations Amendment Act

    Race Relations Amendment Act
    Promoting racial equality
  • Citizenship Courses

    Citizenship Courses
    Citizenship courses made mandatory as part of National Curriculum
  • Laming Report

    Laming Report
    Report about child protection.
  • Every Child Matters

    Every Child Matters
    Every Child Matters is a shared programme of change to improve outcomes for all children and young people. It takes forward the Government's vision of radical reform for children, young people and families.
  • Education Act

    Education Act
    Funding to come from Central Government, new schools can be part funded by any promoters.
    TTA became the TDA's.
  • National Strategy for Secondary Education

    National Strategy for Secondary Education
    Replaced the key stage 3 strategy to promote Interactive & Inclusion whole class teaching. Innovative use of ICT
  • Children's Workforce Strategy

    Children's Workforce Strategy
    Launched to provide highly skilled professionals to support children.
  • DFES changed to Department for Children

    DFES changed to Department for Children
  • Vocational Qualifications and 14-19 Diplomas

    Vocational Qualifications and 14-19 Diplomas
    New diplomas introduced
  • Started PGCE at University of Wolverhampton

    Started PGCE at University of Wolverhampton